Juices and Smoothies

DENNY’S OWN “SHREDDER JUICE” Denny’s own special elixir
This is Denny’s own basic recipe for an energy drink. He drinks this for breakfast. You can drink it anytime,
great after the “Shredder Workout”

6-8 oz. of non-fat or low fat plain kefir
1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries, raspberries, or any type of berry or mixture
1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger (cut up)
Hand full of kale, spinach, swiss chard, or any type of green leafy veggie or a mixture of all (torn up)
1 medium size red beet, or any other root veggie, sweet potato, turnips, etc..(cut up)
1-2 tbsp. of chia seeds
1-2 tbsp. of whey protein powder

In a blender or smoothie maker – add your choice almond, flax, coconut, soy, or skim milk enough to get the right liquid consistency for drinking.

TRACY’S “JUICE” – for the beginner juicer

the “not so hard core” spin off of Denny’s “SHREDDER JUICE”

4 Kale leaves
about a handful of Spinach
about a handful dandelion
1 red beet with the leaves
a carrot or 2
an apple or pear for sweetness

Juice it all in a juicer and drink right away. I drink this to start my day. I can honestly say that if I skip a day of my “JUICE” I just don’t feel my best.

TRACY’S GREEN SMOOTHIE

2 kale leaves
1 or 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
2 stalks of celery
1/2 apple
1/2 small lemon
2 baby carrots
1 cup your choice of either fresh squeezed fruit juice or coconut water
1 cup ice cubes

cut up all ingredients into small pieces that fit easily into a blender – I use a Ninja. Let it all blend together for a few minutes … pour into a large glass and enjoy!

CHIA NUTRITION

a 16 ounce pouch of chia contains the equivalent of:
Fiber of 4 pounds of oatmeal
Protein in 3 pounds of tofu
Antioxidants of 2 pounds of blueberries
Omega-3s for 10 pounds of salmon
Calcium in 4 pounds of 1 percent milk
Magnesium of 15 pounds of broccoli

CHIA SEED SMOOTHIES

Smoothies are an easy way to get in your chia seeds. Soak the seeds for about 10 minutes in the juice to soften them, You need to whisk the mixture a few times to prevent clumping and allow the seeds to soften and swell. This makes the smoothies smoother. If your smoothy is a little too thick for your liking, just add a little more juice. Drink your smoothie immediately, it will thicken if you let it stand.

POM-MA-NANA SMOOTHIE

1/2 cup of Pomegranate juice
1/2 cup of ripe mango
1/2 a banana
1 single serving container of Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
ice cubes to your liking

Soak the chia seeds in the pomegranate juice for 10 minutes or so. Put all ingredients in your blender. Blend well. Enjoy!

BANANA BERRY SMOOTHIE

1/2 cup of apple juice
1/2 cup of organic mixed berries frozen or fresh
1/2 a banana
1 single serving container of Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
ice cubes to your liking

Soak the chia seeds in the apple juice for 10 minutes or so. Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend well. Enjoy!

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